With the latest guidance suggesting that UK businesses may need to have a ‘door to knock on’, if they want to continue to export goods to European markets after the Brexit transition period, Inspire Director, Chris Downing offer his advice.
“Although there’s still some elements of uncertainty around what the UK’s departure from the EU is going to mean for UK businesses wanting to trade with the rest of Europe, we do know, without doubt, that there will be an impact on the seamless flow of goods from the UK to Europe – and vice versa – from 1 January 2021.
“There’s been plenty of distractions for the government in recent months, to the extent that the challenges of Brexit feel as though they have almost been forgotten – but with just three months until the end of the transition period, companies are now looking for clarity and direction of what they need to do, in order to continue exporting their goods next year.
“The suggestion of setting up an office in an EU country would certainly help the process, enabling the company to form relationships in that jurisdiction and crucially, being able to process and submit customs documents without delay.
“We work closely with a network of advisors across Europe and worldwide, who are best-placed to give advice and support to UK businesses in setting up overseas. If you have concerns about continuing to trade internationally after Brexit, then please do get in touch and we can recommend the best people for you to speak to.”